Description: As a illustrator, you would produce paintings, diagrams, and drawings that will make products more attractive or easier to understand. This includes books, book jackets, advertisements, greeting cards, computer games and detailed diagrams. They requires computers to generate their artwork. They are artistic, works well with others, self-directed, able to work on assignments, strong attention to detail, able to adapt their style, knowledge of what attracts the eye and a wide interest in visual arts.Illustrators can be hired for courtroom exhibits for lawyers. There are specialist areas of illustration, including fashion, medical, scientific and technical illustration. Illustrators in employment usually work from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. The working hours of freelance illustrators vary depending on deadlines and quantity of work. Most illustrators work at home or in a studio. They usually work at a drawing board and computer workstation.Self-employed illustrators need to be proactive in finding work. This includes promoting themselves to employers and keeping their portfolio up to date or they would have their own agency.
Salary average is $43,470 per year. Experience self employed makes $20,000 - $30,000 per year.
Responsibilities: They discuss client needs and identifying the target audience for the work. Agreeing the brief and contract, including payment and deadlines, with the client developing visual ideas that suit the brief. Seeking client approval for ideas with rough visuals, this stage may involve going back to the drawing board several times to rework sketches. Using drawing, sketching, painting and photographic skills to produce illustrations. Increasingly, using computer packages to scan in their own visual images, and then refine and develop the ideas on screen. Continuing to work with the client, seeking approval at all stages of development and making any changes as required, right up to completion of the job.
Illustrator and designer Uses fun repeated patterns that are vintage, includes shapes and colors. She sketches her work first, inks them, then colors them on her two monitor computer. She is inspired and admires by others around her like Justin Spice and Bing Bleu. Works for companies like Vessel and fragrance company secret moments.